24 Peaks Challenge

One of our toughest events - best time 17hr 25m!

The Lake District 24 Peaks Challenge is a two day challenge over a walking distance of 51km which will push your mental and physical strength to the limit. The 24 Peaks is designed to involve fairly strenuous exercise and for your own safety you must be aware of this and consider carefully whether your general level of fitness, or any particular illness or ailment prevents you from participation.

This is a tough challenge that will test your endurance and strength and requires a high level of stamina to compete with limited recovery time over a two day period. Set in the stunningly beautiful Lake District you will climb 24 peaks within 24 hours, encountering difficult terrain, lengthy descents and steep ascents along the way. This event should not be underestimated and is ideally suited to individuals with prior experience of long distance mountain walks. Why not challenge yourself and a team of colleagues with this exciting 24 Peaks event which provides an excellent platform for both team building and/or charity fundraising. 

We recommend that in the lead-up to this challenge, participants work on building up their stamina with weekly cardio-vascular exercise of a minimum of 1 hour per day, 5 days per week to build up their calf + quad muscles. It would also be beneficial to do at least one training walk if possible on broken rough terrain walking for at least 8 hours. From an average fitness start point it is likely you will need to commit to a 3-4 month fitness training programme to maximise your chance of success. We can help you prepare for this event – for  information about our  pre-selection / training day click here.



First day - Buttermere to Great Langdale

Transfer to Buttermere and start circa 6-7am subject to daylight hours. Peaks include Red Pike, High Stile, High Crag, Haystacks, Great Gable, Scafell Pike, Broad Crag, Great End, Esk Pike, Bowfell; descending The Band to Stool End Farm, Great Langdale.
Distance 28km, Ascent 2500m, Target time 12 hours, Terrain – broken ground with steep ascents and descents and some open solid ground.

Second day - Kirkstone Pass to Grovebeck Fold

Transfer to the car park on the summit of Kirkstone Pass and start circa 7am subject to daylight hours. Peaks include Red Screes, Dove Crag, Hart Crag, Fairfield, Seat Sandal, Dollywagen Pike, Nethermost Pike, Helvellyn, Lower Man, Whiteside, Raise, Stybarrow Dodd, Watson Dodd and Great Dodd
Distance 23km, Ascent 1750m, Target time 10 hours, Terrain – mixed broken ground and undulating grassy slopes.

Key Information

  • Advance booking required, minimum 8 weeks notice
  • Minimum group size 8, or reduced number by prior arrangement
  • Bring your own hiking gear and spare clothing in event of poor weather
  • We have First Aid and emergency equipment and are qualified to use it
  • Meeting point is Keswick or Penrith
  • We can arrange transfers from Penrith Railway Station if required

Package Includes

  • Two days walking with experienced and licensed guides
  • Accommodation for two nights
  • Breakfasts and packed lunches
  • Training guidance information
  • Personal kit list and advisory service
  • Support transportation as required
  • 2-way radio communication – all staff
  • Trekking poles and head torches if required
  • Cotswold Outdoor Voucher – 15% discount
  • Photographic highlights of your event uploaded to Dropbox 
  • Local information plus second to none service with passionate staff!

Duration: 2 Days

Activities: Walking

Suitable for: Private or corporate teams looking for a charity fundraiser, personal development and/or team building event.

Comments: One of our toughest events and participants require a high level of fitness preferably combined with prior mountain walking experience on mixed terrain with steep ascents/descents.

Prices from: £300

Call: 017687 75337

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